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Parents Establish Memorial Foundation for Toddler Attacked by Alligator

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The parents of 2-year-old Lane Graves have set up a memorial foundation to honor their son, who was fatally attacked by an alligator while playing near a man-made lake at Disney World’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa last week.

Graves’ funeral service was scheduled for Tuesday morning in Nebraska, local NBC affiliate WOWT reports. In a statement on the foundation’s website, the toddler’s parents, Melissa and Matt Graves, said “losing Lane has broken our hearts in the worst possible way.”

The foundation, which is named for Graves, will make direct donations to “various charitable organizations,” according to its website.

Graves was on vacation with his mother, father and 4-year-old sister when he was killed. His body was recovered in the same area he had been playing in before the attack.

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